Canada Music Market Report is a 178-page overview of our industry that is chock full of facts, interviews and data that makes it an essential tool for everyone with skin in the game of music both here and abroad. It's also available to download free of charge, courtesy of Global Affairs Canada. The doc was overseen by Kathy Hahn and compiled by Martin Melhuish who for many years was responsible for The Record's annual directory.
C.A.A.M.A (Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music & the Arts) in association with Canadian Music Week (CMW), and in partnership with writer/author Martin Melhuish, has published the Canadian Market Access Report & Industry Directory which puts the spotlight on various elements of the Canadian music industry’s infrastructure and includes hundreds of verified market facts and contacts in categories that include Venues, Festivals, Promoters, Booking Agents, Managers, Music Publishers, Recording Studios, Retailers, Associations, Collection Societies, Music Supervisors, Funding Organizations, Radio and TV Stations and Internet Music Sites. There is also logistical info on Touring in Canada, including Immigration and Tax policy, and an analysis of the domestic music charts.
The Report, which was produced in response to popular demand from countless international delegates who attend CMW each year, was introduced during the International Marketplace overseen by Kathy Hahn, at this year’s CMW.
"After more than a decade of hosting international buyers and working closely on export development, we are finally bridging the gap across all music sectors to deliver a market report and directory that focuses on Canada,” CMW President Neill Dixon stated. “CMW has held numerous Spotlights and Focuses, as well as an annual International Marketplace, to help narrow in on important international markets that should do business with Canadians. Now we can give everyone what they've been asking for... a guide that will support internationals executing business in Canada with up-to-date resources and contacts."
For more than a decade, C.A.A.M.A. has provided market research in key worldwide territories such as France, Italy, U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, Nordic Region, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, Singapore, South East Asia, India and China. This year Market Reports were also published on the U.S.A. and Mexico.